Stamp-Off Friday Sketch Challenge

Stamp-Off Friday Sketch Challenge

Susan, Jackie, and I have a sketch for you this week. I love sketch challenges, and this one is really fun!

How cute is that? The diagonal cut is so “in” right now. And, really, you can whip up a stack of these in just minutes, because the designer series paper does all the work. Here’s my card.

Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

It took me a little longer to create this card, because I’ve lost a lot of my blocks. I took the “suggested blocks,” paper snips, and Fast Fuse Adhesive to OnStage over the weekend, and I can’t find my container of blocks and paper snips anywhere. I know they’re here; I just need to remember where I put them. So the search really cut into my creating time.

For this card, I cut the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 4″ x ~3-3/4″. Then I cut it diagonally (not point to point; just pick a place on the side and cut diagonally) and placed it over my Watermelon Wonder Cardstock (with about a 1″ gap between them). It was a little long, so I cut off 3/4″.  Obviously, my measurements aren’t hard and fast; I kind of play it by ear.

I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to fit the open area, then glued it all together and trimmed off the excess Whisper White from the sides of the card. It’s a very scientific and mathematic process. (I’m kidding, of course. Again, I’m playing it by ear here.)

I stamped the sentiment from the Fresh Fruit stamp set exactly as the sketch – and then I thought it looked wonky. I should have stamped it in the center of the space since the sentiment is a little small. So – I decided to add a few flowers. The flower outline is Watermelon Wonder, and the inside is Peekaboo Peach (for the outside ones) and Flirty Flamingo (the middle flower).

The vertical layer is a bit longer and thinner than the sketch. The Peekaboo Peach background is 1-1/2″ x 4″, so the stamped layer is 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″. Again the outline of all the flowers is Watermelon Wonder; the inside of the larger flowers was stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the smaller in Peekaboo Peach. (Seriously – does no one else think that all the 2016-18 In Colors sound like strippers? Peekaboo Peach. Flirty Flamingo. Sweet Sugarplum. Emerald Envy. Even Dapper Denim could be a Chippendale.

That’s pretty much it for my card. I stamped the center of the larger flowers in Daffodil Delight – and my plan was to stamp the smaller centers in Daffodil Delight as well. Apparently, tonight is not my night. The stamp fell off the block and I have no idea where it went. It’s probably with my blocks and Paper Snips. *sigh* So I gave up and just added some of my Dazzling Details mixed with Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill. (I miss clear Dazzling Diamonds so much! And in 2017-18, we don’t have gold or silver either. *sad*) But there are so many other cool products and embellishments in the catalog, I won’t miss them too much.

Now – check out what Susan and Jackie did with this sketch. I know you’ll be “wowed.” I’m always inspired by those two!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Stamp-Off Friday Sketch Challenge

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Love the colors you used on this card, Buffy. I am going to miss this set. I hope you find your blocks! I would check with the cat. She probably hid them!


  2. Jackie says:

    Oh Buffy, what a wonderful card and story. First, I never thought of NOT cutting the diagonal from point to point. I really like your diagonal concept and those background stripes. The colors and flowers are so pretty. Then the missing blocks, followed by the flower stamp disappearing. I laughed out loud because it sounds like my life. Note: I never buy fruit sets from SU any more because the always seem to retire after a year.


  3. debsmart says:

    Such a cheery card – I love this DSP! I can sympathize with losing your blocks; I’ve never ‘lost’ more items than since I started stamping! 🙂 (the good news is that they always turn up again!)


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